Exercise Science I

Nelson Mandela University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Exercise Science I

  • Host University

    Nelson Mandela University

  • Location

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Biomedical Sciences, Kinesiology, Sport and Leisure Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview


    To provide an introduction to lifestyle fitness and wellness.

    Students will be able to:

    • understand, define, explain and interpret theoretical and practical concepts related to health-related, motor skill-related and physiological fitness and wellness, such as: physical activity, exercise, nutrition, body composition, weight management and preventing cardio-respiratory disease;
    • contrast the differences among physical fitness, health promotion and wellness;
    • understand the benefits and significance of participation in a comprehensive wellness program;
    • identify risk factors that may interfere with safe participation in exercise;
    • understand, apply and analyze fitness and wellness theoretical constructs into a personalized program approach to their current wellness status.


    • Lifetime fitness and wellness.
    • Nutrition for wellness.
    • Body composition.
    • Weight management.
    • Cardio-respiratory endurance.
    • Muscular strength and endurance.
    • Flexibility.
    • Comprehensive fitness programming.
    • Preventing cardio-respiratory disease.


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